Jessica's pumpkin

My neighbors carved pumpkins this weekend and asked me to take photos for them. Isn’t this amazing? I’m a huge weenie when it comes to carving anything. I don’t really like using my rotary cutter when I sew. Apparently I’ve got a sincere fear of slicing off a digit. Exacto knife + pumpkin + Kelli = disasterous finger amputation.
So, instead I admire other’s work.

John's pumpkin

I’m trying to view Halloween as an earthy/spiritual celebration day, rather than a plastic costume, junk candy kind-of-day. Today I’m particularly thankful for cooling weather in Phoenix. I’ve been driving to work with my sunroof open and letting the cool morning air blow dry my hair for me. I’m enjoying the pumpkin peanut butter cookies I brought into work. I’m loving the one tree in my courtyard that is dropping bright yellow leaves all over the walkway. Fall in Phoenix is fabulous. Spooktacular, one might say.